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Learn To Play Harmonica With Effective Tone Control

Just How Do You Learn To Play Harmonica With Effective Tone Control ..

Effective tone control when you learn to play harmonica is an essential skill but not as hard as some harmonica gurus would have you believe. If you listen to the great players of the past like Little Walter with your eyes shut and headphones on you can almost hear the resonation of sound coming from deep within. When I first started to play harmonica in cross position I was introduced to a recycled lesson (pre internet days) from a mate who said you had to make lots of vocal sounds to get tone control and good tone. Read the rest of this entry »

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  • Big Road Blues Show 10/15/17: Mix Show
    Show Notes: It's been a bit since we've done a mix show and today's show gives us an opportunity to play some things they may not fit into our themed shows. We play two sets revolving around Skip James and the artists he influenced, such as Johnny Temple and Robert Johnson. In addition we also […]
  • I'm Gonna Hit That Highway: Program Note
    A quick program note to say I'll be out of town for the next two weeks so there will be no new shows posted. There will be reruns of older shows on those dates. Don't forget that we have hundreds of older shows available on our Mixcloud page.
  • Big Road Blues Show 9/24/17: Beale Street Blues – If Beale Street Could Talk
    Show Notes: Beale Street 1950's During the first half of the century Beale Street was the center of blues activity in Memphis. Writing at the end of the 1960's, researcher Begnt Olsson wrote: “Some years ago Beale Street was a rough, tough, gambling, whoring, cutting, musical, living street. Money was spent on cards, woman and […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 9/17/17: More Bounce to the Ounce – Chicago Small Labels Pt. 5
    Show Notes: Today's show continues our look at some small Chicago labels that operated from the 1940's through the 1960's. On this installment we spotlight the Premium and Parrot labels. Premium was an immediate successor to the Miracle (spotlighted in the previous installment) label, which could no longer afford to record at United Broadcating Studio […]
  • Big Road Blues Show 9/10/17: Seems Like A Million Years – Willie Nix & Friends
    Show Notes: Willie Nix, Monroe, LA, 1960. Photo by Paul Oliver. Willie Nix (Nicks) was born in Memphis in 1918. Nix’s recorded work includes only a handful of titles recorded between 1951 and 1953, but it is all first rate, in which his insinuating vocals are put to excellent use on cleverly written lyrics. As […]